Make a cross-contour drawing of two BELL PEPPERS, drawn from life. Concentrate on capturing the three-dimensional structure of the objects using just contour and cross-contour lines.
- The objects should be positioned so that some will just slightly overlap each other in your drawing, but so that they will be clearly in your view.
- Draw large, to fill the entire page.
- Improve accuracy in capturing contour and proportion of an observed object.
- Draw the three-dimensional nature of the object using just line.
- Emphasize the structure of a simple organic form using line.
- Graphite (Use 2B, 4B and 6B)
- Pink eraser
- Pencil sharpener
- Drawing paper - sketchbook size (11 x 14", 60 lb. paper) or larger
- Use the entire picture plane.
- Make this a "portfolio-worthy" drawing.
- Quality of line (smooth, continuous lines, not sketchy)
- Realism of contour and proportion
- Realism of structure
- Design of the page
- Overall beauty of the drawing
- Buy the peppers.
- As you begin, consider how the larger shapes should be arranged within the picture plane.
- Start with a light line, using the 2B pencil, to capture accurate contour (line) and proportion exactly as you observe them.
- Draw cross-contour lines carefully and accurately to describe the three-dimensional nature of the peppers (This may look like a wireframe in computer animation.)